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Poetry Games and Parlor Tricks

Oct 1
Oct 1
5:30 - 7:30 PMCentral
Jon Davis
Porch Headquarters at 2811 Dogwood Place, Nashville, TN 37204
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Dazzle your colleagues! Amaze your family and friends! Be the life of any party! Snooker everyone into writing poetry with these three easily-mastered poetry games. Move from expressing yourselves to surprising yourselves with our most popular contrivances: “Interrogation,” “Dance to the Beat,” and “Wikiportrait.” This exclusive offer is not available in stores.

This generative workshop is for everyone from people who are just curious about poetry to advanced poets.

* A reading will follow this class. Wine and cheese served.

Note: This class is scheduled to take place in-person at Porch HQ. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and we will enroll a maximum of 8 participants. Masks are not required at this time, though we will revisit this policy as needed. Check our website and this listing for details before you attend class.

Jon Davis is the author of six chapbooks and seven full-length poetry collections, including Improbable Creatures, An Amiable Reception for the Acrobat, and Above the Bejeweled City, all published by Grid Books. Davis also co-translated, with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan’s Dayplaces (Tebot Bach, 2017). He has received a Lannan Literary Award, the Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets, A GE Younger Writers Award, and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He taught for 30 years, 28 of them at the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2013, he founded the IAIA low residency MFA in Creative Writing, which he directed until his retirement in 2018. For more, visit jondavispoet.com

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